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Nokia Lumia 620 unveiled, brings WP8 on the cheap

05 December, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Nokia Lumia 620 unveiled, brings WP8 on the cheap - read the full textNokia has just introduced a new member of its Lumia family of WP8 smartphones. The Nokia Lumia 620 runs on the latest edition of the Microsoft mobile platform and hopes to impress you with a distinct youthful design, S4 Snapdragon chipset and an attractive price tag. The Nokia Lumia 620...

 

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here is the super hands on video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vig0k1hUV7c

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  • 2012-12-05 17:45
  • uwZ4

> In reply to Utubersss @ 2012-12-05 17:18 from PRWT - click to readMy impression is that many people simply go to the "Comments'' pages, and don't even bother to read the articles - if they do, certainly not in full.

It's like answering exam questions, without reading the questions themselves !



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  • 2012-12-05 17:42
  • fsCh

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-05 17:13 from 7tKy - click to readThanks for the useful info. - will keep it on record, should I ever get one of these.

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  • 2012-12-05 17:31
  • fsCh

As for an old nokia-fan-mature-man, nokia has nothing to offer. I am skipping 920/820 because of their size and this one is just for kids. look at theese colours. This is pathetic.

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  • 2012-12-05 17:25
  • 0xys

> In reply to navneet @ 2012-12-05 17:01 from t}GY - click to readCan't you read? It says $249.

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  • 2012-12-05 17:18
  • PRWT

Nokia + microsoft = very innovative
. android killer(you will see next year)really fast!

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  • 2012-12-05 17:16
  • v0qT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-05 16:44 from fsCh - click to readDownload albite reader.... Go to albite.org

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  • 2012-12-05 17:13
  • 7tKy

This is the phone i've been waiting for! . . Please, Nokia or Microsoft, enable the FM Radio functionality. I wish this feature to be back with the Apollo update. :)

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  • 2012-12-05 17:09
  • P@1G

plz tell me the price of nokia lumia620

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  • 2012-12-05 17:01
  • t}GY

> In reply to sdrawkcab @ 2012-12-05 15:39 from 8yTA - click to readwow!! that was revealing!!

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  • 2012-12-05 16:48
  • N9@T

Interested in considering a Lumia sometime in the future. The OVI store seems to only have 2 free e-readers, of which one has a very low rating (''Bookshelved'') and it the N9 (only) runs on 'e-reader''.

Can someone advise what free e-reader apps are used on these Nokia Lumia's.

I've done a search on Google, and there's nothing blatant, listed.

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  • 2012-12-05 16:44
  • fsCh

Nokia is back.... delay in release is not a good turn...

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  • 2012-12-05 16:08
  • tUqI

> In reply to droopy @ 2012-12-05 14:02 from L5}Q - click to readInfact, u can't be wrong. The pace and everything with which samsung is moving its high time every company including android devices write letter and plead with them. The way I see samsung they've obviously leant vital lessons from fallen companies like nokia and to make things worse they make atleast 80% of the components used on there devices. LONG LIVE PLAY LONG LIVE SONY

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  • 2012-12-05 16:07
  • fuNc

> In reply to gilbs72 @ 2012-12-05 13:25 from v0qu - click to readI could put a lot of money on Microsoft's success with WP8. The people who are knocking Nokia and Microsoft do so on impulse, and not on careful, logical thought. Despite what many say, WP is a growing market. That is not debatable, it's a fact. Compared to other OS's, its still behind, but in its own standings, it's growing, and that is a very good sign. In fact, its growing faster than Android dd when Android was first released.

People tend to forget who exactly Microsoft is. I remember RIM CEO, Thirsten, said that one of RIM's greatest strengths was its name; carriers know RIM. Well, guess what? The world knows Microsoft. Microsoft has set out a very strong strategic plan that will make them strong contenders in the mobile industry in the near future. The integration of their environments is only rivaled by Apple (Not Google), However, their computing devices are still the most used, and this is a huge advantage. Although Apple has strong integration, their user base isn't close to Microsoft's. Couple that with the strength of their Xbox sales and services, and you can see not just how people will migrate, but why they would. Everything in their ecosystem compliments each other perfectly. Xbox users will see a very good reason to use WP8 phones, and the same applies for their PC users. Also, consider for a moment the business sector and how Microsoft caters to them, and the standard UI across all platforms. Familiarity breathes comfort (Apple knows this well), making it easier for people to switch between Microsoft products without a learning the problems of a curve. Some of the features that WP8 lacks that its competitors have, is coming in early Q1 2013 as updates. This is confirmed by Microsoft. So far, almost every feature that other OS's implement, that have now been implemented into WP8 is done better by WP8. WP8's social integration is second to none, as well as their messaging, Outlook email (which will be updated further), VoIP and Skydrive integration with Office. A notification hub is coming soon, as well as many other updates.

There are two things people have to keep in mind where Microsoft is concerned.
1: They have incredibly deep pockets. They can afford to bleed money in losses, playing catch up, to get a strong user market base behind their products. They did it with the Xbox, taking huge losses in the beginning. It was not a sprint, it never is with Microsoft; they're in this for the long-haul, and look how powerful the Xbox has become in the market, especially in the US.

2: Microsoft is known for being the last in the door, and coming out first in the race, or at least doing pretty well. They have innovated a few things, but most of the products/concepts they create in their R&D facilities do poorly at first, pulled back out, and return a few years later with revisions, and mostly puts pressure on their competitors. The times they came in last in the market and finish 1st, or close to 1st, has been Windows (IBM did the GUI first, Apple tried to steal it but didn't have the funds, and Microsoft conquered it.) With entertainment gaming, they did the same thing; came in last, and now rival the competition greater than no one else could. How do they do it? See above; it's because of the amount of money at their disposal. The formula of throwing money at it till it works has never failed, and this is no different with WP8. They will do it again, it's just a matter of time.

EDIT to add:
All the folks who think Nokia should have gone with Android as a safe bet seem to ignore one huge factor; that the Android market is already heavily saturated with phones. Samsung being the biggest threat in the Android market, it is going to be hard to fight against them. Nokia, right now, doesn't have the pockets to stand up against Samsung to turn a profit. Although going with a newer product is risky, there are several benefits to it.
1: It has less competition, making it easier to penetrate the market, granted the product is good (and WP8 IS good).
2: Because competition is minimal, being one of the first to adopt it gives a huge margin of advantage in initial market share, granted the said product (Lumia) is good, and it is.
With this in mind, take into account the financing and exclusives Nokia have been granted by Microsoft. Going with WP8 is risky, no doubt, but because it is a solid product, backed by a multi-billion dollar company, there is HUGE potential for success. People seem to forget this, and speak illogically using baseless, emotive arguments and not solid facts.

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  • 2012-12-05 15:39
  • 8yTA

this is a good news for people who are interested in windows 8 mobile platform who dint want to sacrifice much money

and its dual core ;)

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  • 2012-12-05 15:29
  • t7Xh

Nokia Starts showing its armoury...We r back with Roar... Definite success in asian markets.. Hey HTC.. Never ever think of peeping into WP Market.. Samsung already out of the Show... Superb Specs.. Yes..Way to go...

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  • 2012-12-05 15:27
  • uuF6

Babes!!!,,,,its gonna be a best affordable smartphone with good specification is NOKIA 620....a young smart boidies should flash with smart tech mini-hand computer:)...so, Get it and rift your Entertainment to miles high!!!

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  • 2012-12-05 15:24
  • PSLa

great phone with good features and attractive price tag surely beat the likes of htc 8s and galaxy ace duos

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  • 2012-12-05 15:15
  • vbye

> In reply to naive @ 2012-12-05 15:03 from 9xxw - click to readNot an ace, but quite a good card under the sleeve:-)

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  • 2012-12-05 15:09
  • 0ZJM

Looks awesome. I have a Galaxy Mini 2 but I'm very tempted to switch if this one is cheap enough in my country. Sadly still no Lumia 820 or 920. Come on Nokia!

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  • 2012-12-05 15:09
  • PdJe

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